The Fight Against German U-boats: New Book by Coastal Command Pilot
The introduction of the Liberators and the brave efforts of their crews decisively turned the Battle of the Atlantic in favor of the Allies. Coastal Command worked closely with the Royal Navy to keep shipping lanes clear and safe during the war. Together, they were able to destroy U-boats along with the sinking of a great number of warships and merchant vessels. They also worked on sea rescues and are credited with saving over 10, lives. The Coastal Command operations in Iceland were responsible for protecting convoys and patrolling for U-boats in the North Atlantic where there had been no protection previously.
They began in , and by they had successfully reduced the effect of the German U-boats.
Photo-reconnaissance and meteorological flights were also an important part of their role as well as air-sea rescue. Their zone of operations was vast, from Iceland to Gibraltar and the Azores as well as other overseas commands from the Arctic to the southern oceans.
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